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August 5th, 2016 at 6:32 am

This Robotic Furniture System Turns a Studio Into Three Different Rooms


Thanks to technology, there are many things people can achieve with the push of a button: Like jetting up several floors on an elevator in seconds or cooking an entirely frozen meal in minutes. And soon studio dwellers will be able to appreciate this simplified way of life with a robotic furniture system that will allow them to transform their cramped room into a living area, office or bedroom with their index finger.


It’s called Ori and was designed by Yves Behar of fuseproject and the MIT Media Lab. The name is short for “origami” since it basically uses the same concept, but with automation. You see, the system incorporates robotics, architecture and design to create apartment that’ll make small-space living a breeze. Need proof? Even the bed is automatically made when the wall glides away and disappears — so you can cut that chore from your to-do list forever.

The company says the system will allow for a practical, comfortable and beautiful studio experience. Even better? You’ll be able to customizable the colors and finishes to match your home’s aesthetic. If you’re interested, developers will be sharing the systems in Boston, Washington D.C. and Seattle this summer and are planning a a full rollout for early 2017.

Image credit: Ori
Article via: House Beautiful


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